Topics: Amazon May Owe You Cash For In-App Purchases Your Kids.
There’s no denying that using Amazon’s Kindle is easy. A few years ago, however, it was a little too easy when it came to making in-app purchases, and a ton of kids managed to run up high bills on Mom and Dad’s credit card without anyone realizing until it was too late.
Recently, the FTC announced that it will be offering refunds for some of those unauthorized purchases, specifically in-app purchases that happened on Amazon devices between November 2011 and May 2016. The ease of purchase was cited as one reason, as was the fact that some in-app purchases made it hard for people to realize they were spending real money rather than a game-specific currency. If your kiddo went on a spending spree on your Kindle during that roughly five year time span, then you could potentially get some if not all of that cash back.
If you’re eligible for a refund, then Amazon should have sent you an email letting you know. If you didn’t get a note; however, you can still check to see if you’re owed any cash.